At one time during Monday Night’s game, the St. Louis rams, led by QB Sam Bradford , were marching up the field on the New York Giants behind a relentless hurry-up offense. At one point, faced with trouble getting their correct personnel package on the field, a couple of the Giants players, led by Deon Grant, fell to the ground and faked injuries, forcing the officials to stop the play and the clock.
Video of the act can be clearly seen here:
Following media coverage of Monday’s game, many players and coaches admitted that faking injuries is often an important tactic when a team needs a rest or some extra time to line up. In response, the NFL league offices sent a memo to all 32 teams warning about this kind of gamesmanship in the future. As a proud football fan, I believe that faking an injury has no place in the sport. Hopefully the league warning, and Deon Grant’s dive, will be the last we hear of it.